Rural Life

Rural Life

I've spent the last four years living in rural south Korea, out in the mountains. When you teach English in South Korea there is a possibility of getting a rural bonus depending on your location, but that doesn't always mean you're actually some place rural. You might still have a Starbucks, movie theater, chain restaurants [...]

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Banking 101

Banking 101

After you get to Korea one of the things your co-teacher should help you with is setting up your bank account. Your job should do a direct deposit into your account, most schools will deposit your pay check on the 15th of the month. Setting up a bank account can be difficult enough in your [...]

Teaching English in South Korea

Teaching English in South Korea

As I mentioned in my starting guide there's a variety of schools to teach at in South Korea and a bunch of different types. I've taught at two public schools through GEPIK and am now starting my third. Public school jobs require training of some sort. Usually it's over a weekend or shortly after arriving [...]